The World's Best Festivals
A window into the living human museum of festival life. Learn more about the most diverse gatherings and iconic spectacles of our time at www.Fest300.com.
Hay Festival: Celebrate a love of reading, writing, ideas and storytelling. Bill Clinton, who was a Hay speaker back in 2001, dubbed this eco-friendly magnet for liberals and progressives “the Woodstock of the mind.”
Hajj: Muslims’ quest to Mecca is the most important moment of their spiritual lives, and an unparalleled sight.
Battle of the Oranges: How does the ancient town of Ivrea, Italy celebrate its freedom during carnival? By pummelling each other with 500,000 kilograms of oranges, of course.
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras: Head Down Under to Sydney to immerse yourself in glittery revelry that meets–and at times exceeds–the spirit and energy of Pride in San Francisco.
Tet Nguyen Dan: The most important celebration in the Vietnamese calendar, marking the arrival of spring and the start of a new year.
Coachella: Once a year, diehard music fans transform the desert of SoCal into an oasis of harmony, art, and fun in the sun.
Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival: A temporary city, sculptures, and works of chilly art—all made from ice—are scattered throughout Harbin during this colorful two-month event each January and February.
Lopburi Monkey Banquet: Three thousand macaques tuck into a lavish feast that includes two tons of fresh produce, rice, ice cream, & other treats. Once the first banana is thrown, the rest isn't far behind.
Bestival: Revelers catch ferries to England’s largest island in the English Channel to officially close out the UK summer festival season.